Friday, April 29, 2005
Submitted for Photo Friday's Weekly Challenge: "Fancy"
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This is the Lincoln Park Conservatory that Huz and I visited last weekend. It's beautiful both on the outside and on the inside, where it is filled with tropical palms, ferns and flowers. A little history on the place: it was built between 1890 and 1895 (seems so modern, though!) to display and grow plants and flowers for use in Chicago parks. Here are a few pics from our little venture inside:
They have a nice pond with fish,
and plants with huge leaves,
and plants with strange leaves (pitcher plant),
bored husbands sitting on benches,
old ladies sitting out front playing peaceful music on a flute-like instrument (who, I'm sure, is glaring at me because I should be giving her money, not taking her picture),
and this beautiful room that I wanted to have my graduation party in, but it costs $1,000 to rent. Maybe if Huz and I get married again we'll do it here!